Jan 10, 2013 11:30pm PST
for increased money to education, 2.7 billion to can through 12. the increase in education spending is made possible by voters who approved tax hikes in november under proposition 30. brown was quick to warn that the surplus could disappear based on federal actions such as cutting the national debt or increased health care costs. democrats who control the legislature say the governor's plan mirrors their own but they are eyeing rebuilding the social net. >> we're in this middle ground area. no more cuts but not sufficient moneys to make restoration. >> reporter: in sacramento, ken pritchett. >>> the governor's focus on education may come at the expense of some of the wealthiest school districts. the governor said the situation is different for people who grew up in oakland or compton than those growing up in piedmont. his proposal calls for pouring money into schools where students are learning english as a second language. >> disproportionally funding those schools that have disproportional challenges. >> reporter: wealthier schools could see cuts. the san mateo union school district says
Jan 7, 2013 11:30pm PST
will focus on improving public education and public safety. issues that impact everyone. >> whatever we do we can't forget them. we represent everybody in the city not just asian americans. >> one more, hi. >> reporter: yee and other supervisors will be sworn in tomorrow. also tomorrow the board is likely to reelect current board member chu who is also chinese american. reporting live in san francisco, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> three new city council members were sworn in today in oakland it is one of the largest council change overs in recent history. swearing in ceremonies were also held for the new city attorney and four board of education directors. major jean quan making lawmakers a progressive green city. >>> today the u.s. supreme court announced the days it intends to hear two closely related cases. they plan to hear arguments on proposition eight which banned gay marriage. they plan to hear that case on march 26th. the next day the court plans to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of the defensive marriage act also known as doma. doma prohibits federal government fro
Jan 3, 2013 11:30pm PST
20 students and six educators were killed last month is still shut down. much of the campus was relocated to monroe. even the pet turtle made the move. >> there were counselors, therapy dogs, there was a little bit of anxiety but everybody was happy to get back in the swing of things. >> reporter: in the days after the shooting i took these photos in monroe. you could see police cars blocking ago -- access to the campus as they are this week. >> the efforts to know that they are not forgotten and everybody understands and empathizes with them i think there's some benefit to that. >> reporter: this is a good time for the students to get back to class but that many will feel the effect of the trauma for some time to come. >> kids not being able to sleep. having nightmares. acting out in one way or another. so i think people have to be really attentive to catch that in the early stages. >> reporter: abramson says it's important to resume a normal routine as soon as reasonably possible so that child's fears do not have too long to build up. i'm john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news.
Jan 8, 2013 11:30pm PST
with their parents and teachers to the board of education. they're protesting the council's idea of moving a middle school to the same property. parents say the schoolyard is not large enough to be shared by two schools with a total of 600 students. >> it's just not a safe environment. you can see how tight it is already. we would be sharing a yard. it's far too small. >> reporter: this father says he's concerned about his daughter with more students around. >> i'm very concerned. with bullying and just make sure she's safe. >> reporter: tonight students tried to make their case to the school board. >> we have barely any room right now and our hall ways are very squished and it's not comfortable. >> reporter: there are already eight schools sharing sites says leigh. >> we would hope working together with the district's help we could make arrangements so they are compatible. >> reporter: one teacher says that she is experienced with the problems with two schools sharing one sight. >> i personally had to break lots and lots of fights. >> reporter: they will determine whether to offer the site to gate